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prof.dr. K. Pfeffer (Karin)

Full Professor

Expertise

Social Sciences
Governance
Infrastructure
Slum
Water
Earth & Environmental Sciences
City
Infrastructure
Poverty
Business & Economics
Slums

Ancillary Activities

  • NWO
    Proposal reviewer

Research

I am holding the chair Infrastructuring Urban Futures in the Research theme PLUS – People, Land and Urban Systems. 

The chair analyses past and present developments of urban processes, and develops scientific methods, approaches and tools to sketch, simulate and analyse urban futures in a collaborative planning environment. The term infrastructuring emphasizes the important relationship between urban development, infrastructures and services (e.g. transport, energy, water, telecommunication, etc.), and it expresses the need to rethink and innovate the way cities are managed and developed. The pressure on urban planners to re-invent their practices raises the question of how research can engage with, and participate in, the development of new urban planning practices which address issues of urban sustainability and the tension between efficiency and inequality. Therefore, the chair investigates how urban governance actors (state, corporates, citizens, academia) develop, organize and practice access to urban infrastructure (transport, energy, water, sewage, etc) and how Geo-T can enhance the planning of and access to urban infrastructures balancing sectorial and social priorities. It combines quantitative, spatial (GIS and Remote Sensing techniques) and qualitative methods and employs a multi-stakeholder perspective to generate information and knowledge from different data sources in urban areas and investigate its use in urban governance and planning processes. 

My specific research topics are:

  • Urban infrastructures and infrastructuring
  • Urban planning support
  • Urban poverty and spatial inequalities
  • Mapping and analyzing urban deprivations / slum areas
  • Urbanisation patterns and processes
  • Sensorial environment of urban public spaces
  • Smart urbanism and urban lifestyles
  • Urban remote sensing
  • Geo-technologies and digital technologies
  • Geographic information analysis and spatial knowledge
  • Participatory mapping / qualitative GIS

 

Publications

Recent
Bustamante Duarte, A. M. , Pfeffer, K., Indriansyah, N. R., Bhuana, A. A. D. C., Aritenang, A. F., Nurman, A., Zul Fahmi, F., Ramdan, D., Iskandar, Z. S. , & Madureira, M. (2022). Creative industries in Indonesia: a socio-spatial exploration of three kampongs in Bandung. Creative Industries Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/17510694.2022.2077557
Flacke, J. , Aguilar, R. , & Pfeffer, K. (2022). Citizen participation in Noise Action Planning: Co-designing an open and interactive geospatial tool. s1-s13. 6th International Conference URBAN E-PLANNING 2022
, Lisbon, Portugal.
Hoefsloot, F. I., Jimenez, A., Miranda Sara, L., Estacio Flores, L. , Martinez, J. , & Pfeffer, K. (2022). The Observatorio Metropolitano de Agua para Lima-Callao: a digital platform for water and data justice. In IFIP WG9.4 Conference proceedings
Kuffer, M., Grippa, T. , Persello, C., Taubenböck, H. , Pfeffer, K. , & Sliuzas, R. (2022). Mapping the morphology of urban deprivation. In X. Yang (Ed.), Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis, and Modeling in the Urban Environment (pp. 305-323). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119625865.ch14
Aguilar, R. , Flacke, J. , & Pfeffer, K. (2021). Co-designing an open and interactive geospatial tool for participatory noise action planning. 1-6. Abstract from 17th International Conference on Computational Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2021, Helsinki, Finland.
Arbab, P. , Martinez, J. , Amer, S. , & Pfeffer, K. (2021). Toward active transport as a utilitarian and recreational form of sustainable urban mobility. In E. G. Nathanail, G. Adamos, & I. Karakikes (Eds.), Advances in Mobility-as-a-Service Systems: Proceedings of 5th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, Virtual CSUM2020 (pp. 635-644). [Chapter 62] (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1278). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61075-3_62

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 3-138
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  3-138
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands